Originally Posted by Aerathion
And is this a fair comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDciSY80cvc
Or is this complete ******** and impossible to compare them like this, or can you actually really tell the difference between these like this.
Complete doo-doo, friend.
The Phobeus is perfectly capable of driving the HD600/HD650. These are not "the" headphones. They're staples from Sennheiser. But there are many other headphones that are in the same quality league as they are and cost a little less. Whether they sound better is subjective and up to your ears. It's not a universal "this headphone is best."
Also the HD600/HD650 are not difficult to drive at all. They just need a little bit of amplification, but it's overstated that they need tons, they do not.
Beyer DT880 32ohm
Phillips Fidelio X1